Con Boekel ‘Local extinctions of birds from Canberra's inner north nature reserves’

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Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Con, formerly of the environment department and now a citizen scientist since retirement, studied the patterns of occurrence of six woodland species in 16 inner north natural and semi-natural fragments. He will present the study findings and discuss some implications for the urbanization of the Lower Molonglo.


Con Boekel used to work in the federal environment department. Now retired, he is active conservation volunteer, an award-winning photographer, an exhibition reviewer, and a citizen scientist.

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